Archive: 12/2/2008

Operations engineering for more efficient operating rooms

Work by specialists from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has led to significant improvements in turnover times for operating rooms at three California safety net hospitals, allowing "many more hours of daytime surgery ...

dateDec 02, 2008 in Other
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Plants display 'molecular amnesia'

( -- Plant researchers from McGill University and the University of California, Berkeley, have announced a major breakthrough in a developmental process called epigenetics. They have demonstrated for the first ...

dateDec 02, 2008 in
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Mysterious nanobubble burst?

( -- The nanobubbles that develop on submerged surfaces should not really be able to exist. Because of the enormous internal pressure, they should disappear within a short time. Nevertheless, they ...

dateDec 02, 2008 in Nanophysics
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Bringing lab-on-a-chip to a surgery near you

( -- If doctors were able to conduct efficient genetic analysis at the point of care, using inexpensive, portable equipment, it would revolutionise disease detection and treatment. European researchers ...

dateDec 02, 2008 in Engineering
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Innovative MRI-based technique

( -- A new approach to the early prediction of the evolution of cerebral infarcts caused by stroke has just been evaluated on nearly 100 patients. The NEURiNFARCT technique yields an estimate of ...

dateDec 02, 2008 in Medical research
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Scientist urges new look at government 'Web-tapping'

The technology of government surveillance has changed dramatically, and the rules governing surveillance should be changed accordingly. Chris Bronk, a fellow in technology, society and public policy at Rice University's Baker ...

dateDec 02, 2008 in Internet
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